Certain words have an effect on my creative imagination. When I hear the word bamboo I always imagine myself on an exotic island, sitting barefoot in the sand wildly beating drums between my legs while my hair is flying in the wind! Just having a good time. Crazy right? (yeah I know)!!! Wake up Linda…Back to reality:
In my approach to minimizing, decluttering and purging, (tiny house living frame of mine) after a total clean out of closets it was time to focus on the rooms. I started with our foyer. Long and narrow 7ft x 14ft. I moved out the console table, side chair, art work and floor plant (forgot to take before pic.) now that the foyer is empty, Ok, so now what? I viewed many pics from Pinterest and selected my favorites: I love the open simplicity, large plants and small chair/ottomans in these pictures. Since I’ve always loved bamboo in home décor designs and to get the feel of the pictures above, we moved our 7ft tall bamboo poles from the family room into the foyer and inserted 3 bamboo leaf stalks to the natural bamboo poles. This one element replaced four. A table, chair, wall art and small plant, all on that one wall space. The foyer is open and the poles definitely make a bold statement when entering the front. After living with this for a few weeks we don’t miss the console table at all. And the small storage ottoman placed closer to the door is really all that is needed for sitting to remove and store shoes. This makes it visually appealing not having to see shoes in the front entryway. The bamboo leaf stalks were purchased from http://www.petals.com/silk-bamboo-artificial-tree-6ft/trc230-06 The bamboo art piece in the forefront shown here in an earlier post
In the evening the base has an up-light my husband created which gives more drama.
I know this may not be a choice for many or bamboo poles may not be a design style for some but this can be an option to open a foyer if function is not the priority. My purging opened the opportunity to arrange an accent piece differently than I would have normally. The table, side chair and tabletop pieces were donated to Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity. An overall feeling of accomplishment.
I think Buddy likes it too.
To humor my silly imagination I could not resist doing this video on Bamboo….. Hope you enjoy.
See ya on the next purge!